I am the keeper of a fever
that shimmers inside of me.
~ from ‘City of Dots’, Winning Primary Poem
Mim, Year 4, Bundanoon Public School, NSW
Poetry Object 2017 Winners & Highly Commended
Thank you to all of our poets who generously shared their special objects across classrooms, cultures and languages. From the incredible outpouring of 3,412 poems, celebrated poet Mark Tredinnick had the difficult task of selecting three winning poems and the best school installation. We’re delighted to announce the winning and highly commended poems of Poetry Object 2017. In collaboration with Regional Express (REX) Airlines, we've also celebrated the voices of regional and remote students with our special REX Primary and Secondary categories.
Poetry Object Digital Exhibition
In partnership with Val Morgan, Red Room Poetry will feature winning poems in selected cinemas across Australia. The animation will be part of the Val Morgan pre-show for movies from 21 December 2017 to 10 January 2018.
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About Red Room Poetry Object
Red Room Poetry Object is a free poetry writing competition inviting young writers and their teachers to submit poems about special and curious objects. It is open to students in Years 3-10 and teachers from Australia and New Zealand. In 2017, Poetry Object published over 3400 student and teacher poems from over 190 school communities.
Poetic Learning Resources
Our Poetry Object 2017 creative learning resource features commissioned poems and poetic activities from emerging and established poets across Australia. These imaginative works introduce young writers and teachers to the limitless possibilities of language as they dive into the worlds of their special objects.
Prizes & Judging
Certificates of achievement are awarded to all participants, with prizes awarded for Winning Student Poem (Primary), Winning Student Poem (Secondary), Winning Teacher Poem, and Winning School Installation. Special prizes are also awarded to the winning Primary and Secondary poems from Regional Express Airlines destinations.
For workshop and other enquiries, email email@example.com or phone 02 9319 5090.
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